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Coast Guard helicopter rescues two men from cliffs after being cut off by the tide


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Two men had to be rescued from the cliffs of Tintagel after being cut off by the tide.

The couple had gone fishing, but climbed the cliff – about 20 feet – to avoid the waves, which then left them stranded.

A Coast Guard rescue helicopter was dispatched to the scene and the two men were transported to safety on Wednesday evening.

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Boscastle and Polzeath Coastguard rescue teams first attended the scene after a friend reported the men became trapped around 9.45pm last night.

The affected duo had managed to climb the cliffs, despite the wet and slippery surfaces, rescue teams said.

A spokesperson for HM Coastguard said: “Yesterday at around 9.45pm HM Coastguard received a call to 999 regarding two men trapped on a cliff in Tintagel.

“Coastguard rescue teams from Boscastle and Polzeath have been dispatched, alongside the Newquay search and rescue helicopter.

“The men were hoisted to a helicopter landing site at Tintagel Cricket Club.”

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